Woman Raped in Queens Cemetery by Knife-Wielding Assailant, Police Say

By Aidan Gardiner on April 2, 2013 7:32am 

 The NYPD released this sketch of a suspect who alleged raped a woman on April 1, 2013, in a Queens cemetery.
The NYPD released this sketch of a suspect who alleged raped a woman on April 1, 2013, in a Queens cemetery.
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ELMHURST — A 41-year-old woman was raped at knifepoint in a Queens cemetery early Monday, police said.

The victim was approached by the man at Corona Avenue near 91st Place about 4:45 a.m. that morning. That's when the suspect threatened to stab her if she didn't follow him into the nearby cemetery, cops said.

After the attack — police did not say in which cemetery the alleged rape occurred — the victim was taken to a nearby hospital and later released, cops said.

The NYPD released a sketch of the suspect early Tuesday. Cops said he had spiky black hair and was wearing several earrings at the time of the alleged rape. He believed to be in his late 20s and weighs between 150 and 175 pounds, they added.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477

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